“What good is the warmth of summer, without the cold of winter to give it sweetness.” —John Steinbeck, Travels with Charley
Alright, alright. Californians are known sissies when it comes to winters. But for us, when the thermometer hits below 40 it’s a pretty big deal. The routine has been comprised of tea, heated blankets, coffee, two pairs of socks, and wandering this huge masterpiece of a city on my days off, hands frozen.
In other news, I celebrated a birthday. I am a year older now, and perhaps a year wiser in a sense that I am aware of all of the life I still need to live, and all of the learning that needs to be done alongside. I am a lucky lady, though—I’ve got friends who bring a smile to my face at all moments of the day and an incredible boyfriend who takes me out to incredibly fancy-22-bucks-for-a-glass-of-wine birthday dinners.